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So is this a fault Tamron have addressed with newer batches?

Regardless of the warranty and customer care after purchase. A product should work as described out of the box, not need to be sent back as soon as you purchase for an updated chip to be installed to stop it draining the battery. A lens that is not a perfect match for your camera is fairly normal which is why there is AFMA. Apples and oranges.

Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?

I had a similar issue.  Call Tamron, send it in, and they will fix it quickly.  It needs an updated circuit board.

This is another reason why I don't like 3rd party lenses. Send it in for an updated circuit board on a £750+ lens so it won't drain my battery!! Be without the bread and butter lens... Ridiculous and if your a pro 'small' issues like this are a big deal.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 40D with grip for $300, or something else?
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:48:19 AM »
I have a 40D then bought a 7D thought the 40Ds images were better (was pretty disappointed tbh) so sold the 7D and bought a 5DMKIII that is like a true full frame upgrade to the 40D IMO. Also what I was waiting for from FF.

The 40D is still a great camera but if your used to a full frame sensor then I think you will be underwhelled. Its a brilliant camera for what it does and the files are brilliant up to 800ISO. Still use it as a backup, but now only as a last resort compared to the 5DMKIII.

I have mine coupled with a 17-55mm and its a brilliant combo the images are so sharp. Held onto the 17-55mm specifically for that reason and also if Canon get their act together and produce a high performing APC sensor like the old days with the 40D.

The two main downfalls I would say are the screen res it really is very difficult to see if the images are sharp when used to the newer screens and as said no AFMA but its not deal breaker you just have to test lenses before you buy them to make sure they are suited.

People always say go for the 50D but its the same tech but the sensor is bumped up in resolution by a 1/3!! Which makes very noisy images compared to the 40 and high ISO is worse. But it has AFMA and a higher res screen.

The 5DC would be a good choice but it is an archaic camera now, so so slow, awful screen no AFMA. But the images are stunning.

Brilliant Article thanks for taking the time.

Lenses / Re: The 10 Oldest Canon Lenses in Production
« on: January 10, 2014, 05:17:40 AM »
Why would Canon make a slower version of the 50mm 1.4? In that respect its not a direct replacement and because its a prime larger F numbers are kind of expected.

Personally I would rather have the wider aperture than IS for a 50mm focal length… 1.4 is a nice sweet spot between F1.2 and F2. With higher ISO being so much better now I understand that could be a reason but surely people buy this for the narrow DOF look wide open would give?

Lenses / Re: Two New 24-70's Coming in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 20, 2013, 11:15:37 AM »
How ridiculous

I would agree about the shot number, you need to slow down compose and think about what your shooting. Thats the problem with modern cameras snap happy mediocre shots. Love taking out my Bronica 645 every once and a while and slowing down and being constrained by the 15-16 shots per film.

But if your talking about a weeks vacation it would be a pain in the a*se to have to be constantly charging the thing.

I recently went to have a look at one, being a 5DMKIII shooter but also have a Sony NEX5N which I like to shoot with when out and about. I was actually surprised at how big it was in comparison and felt well… might as well take the DSLR, I still prefer the OVF and the AF system of the 5D.

I know were talking about huge advances and a huge sensor but what I'm used to with a mirrorless camera I still wouldn't call it small, its still a similar form factor factor, just a little smaller. Yes is aimed at the higher end, but I still dont think its the answer. Like putting a 911 engine in a VW bus...

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 06:29:22 AM »
Im not sure where the 5DMKIII fails tbh... I love mine and there is very few areas I feel it needs updating. Its not even 2 years old. Stupid thread.

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:01:29 PM »
I don't think still photography will be anywhere near like it is now.

I think video will get so good that we will be taking high resolution stills, meaning if your a commercial photographer you will never miss a moment and can freeze that perfect moment.

Its already starting and will change the industry.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 07, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »
Looks really impressive and thinking of pulling the trigger. But with so many different names its hard to figure out which is which. Here in the UK its branded under Rokinon but in other samyang etc. Read a few other reviews which claim the lens isn't really much of a performer.


But on thedigitalpicture the lens comparison to the 16-35mm is that it is a tad softer.


I know were talking huge price difference but you also get autofocus and the the fact the canon is also a zoom. For the amount I would use a wide angle I think I would rather spend the extra and get the canon branded zoom… Any thoughts?

I was out the other night and only having 24mm is very limiting and vertical panoramas the only answer.

Not bad for the 24-105mm tho.

Hallin Fell, Ullswater Cumbria, starscape by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Been itching for a FF wide angle for ages after selling my 10-22mm but just can't decide. Always wanted the 16-35mm but have been put off by internet claims. A cheap lens with good IQ is a no brainer but I think I would use an AF lens more and the zoom is more versatile.

Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:02:27 AM »

Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:20:00 PM »
Thanks guys.

The sun was so strong the image naturally silhouettes. Leaving it there to me was the only way to edit the images. Recovering more would lead to a less dramatic image  :)

Technically maybe not perfect but artistic licence sometimes over rights the technical.

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